Suzette Haden Elgin’s first published book, “The Communipaths”, the first book (novella) in her Coyote Jones series, is online and available free for all to read.
From Suzette’s LiveJournal announcement:
“The Coyote Jones novels are all set in a universe where humankind, in the form of a vast bureaucracy, has moved out from Earth and settled three galaxies, with interplanetary and intergalactic communication handled by the telepathic equivalent of a bucket brigade. Coyote Jones is a secret agent with a disability: He is one of the most powerful projective telepaths alive, but he’s almost totally mind-deaf. He can’t receive any telepathic information much beyond the vague awareness of others’ emotions that ordinary 21st-century Terrans have.”